January 04, 2021

SAN RAMON, Calif., January 4, 2021—To raise awareness of the importance of sustainability in eye care, CooperVision has launched a social media contest encouraging eye care professionals to be more sustainable in their practices and daily lives. The “Planet-Loving Practices Sustainability Contest”—which runs now through the end of January—will feature weekly winners on CooperVision’s social media platforms, supported with additional marketing to increase visibility of participating practices.

“Research shows that consumers are paying more attention to the sustainability practices of the companies with which they choose to do business1,” said Melissa Kiewe, Vice President, North America Marketing, CooperVision. “These trends uncover opportunities for optometry practices to differentiate themselves through the implementation of sustainable practices in their own offices. Through the Planet-Loving Practices Sustainability Contest, we’ll partner with eye care professionals who are leading this charge to showcase the efforts they’re making for the benefit of their patients, their practices, and the planet.”

To enter, eye care professionals from across the country must share photos and/or videos on their social media channels showcasing how they are environmentally responsible—at work or at home—and tag three of their colleagues utilizing the #claritiForThePlanet hashtag. Each week, the post with the most likes will be highlighted on CooperVision’s social media channels. For more information about the contest, visit the article on ECP Viewpoints℠.

CooperVision’s clariti® 1 day family of contact lenses is sustainably manufactured as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to minimize its environmental impact and operate more sustainability around the world. Its manufacturing facility in Alajuela, Costa Rica—which is solely dedicated to the production of clariti 1 day lenses—has been recognized with the prestigious Silver LEED® certification for its environmentally-conscious design and operation, excelling in categories including energy and water conservation. To learn more about CooperVision’s sustainability efforts, visit coopervision.com/sustainability.

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1 The Recycling Partnership 2020. https://recyclingpartnership.org/americas-prefer-sustainable-companies/


About CooperVision
CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete portfolio of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.

About CooperCompanies
CooperCompanies (“Cooper”) is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision bringrs a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of women, babies and families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on medical devices and fertility & genomics. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Cooper has a workforce of more than 12,000 with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.

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